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by Don
Mon May 10, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 2012 I-Miev available in the Bay Area
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: 2012 I-Miev available in the Bay Area

For a 2012 in decent shape with only 22K on it that you're having trouble giving away for $4K, I would be finding any excuse I could to just keep it. He'll be 16 before you know it and you'll be out shopping for another car if you let this one go

Don
by Don
Mon May 03, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 53
Views: 36171

Re: What tire would you recommend?

I'm actually quite surprised that a major tire store like Les Schwab would install any tire of a different size than the ones called for on the door jamb sticker - Most will refuse to do that for legal liability reasons If you're not going to use the stock tire sizes, you've got to be very careful c...
by Don
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Selling nice 2012 MiEV.... Cheap
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Selling nice 2012 MiEV.... Cheap

The ES was the bottom of the three models offered for 2012. Next up was the SE with alloy wheels and driving lights and the top of the line is the SE Premium, with Nav, standard quick charge & all the goodies

Wish I was closer - For $500, I would have bought it yesterday!

Don
by Don
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 53
Views: 36171

Re: What tire would you recommend?

I have the Continental EcoContacts on my personal iMiEV (but in different sizes) and I really like them. They are quiet, grippy, much better in the rain than the Dunlops and they're long wearing. I didn't know they made them in iMiEV sizes. I think you'd probably be pretty happy with them

Don
by Don
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Range extender !
Replies: 175
Views: 112983

Re: Range extender !

Don wrote, in part, as a reply...FWIW I completely agree with him. "If you need to go farther or faster, you should look into buying a car which has those capabilities, rather than trying to redesign something that was never intended for such use - A Chevy Volt sounds like the perfect car for ...
by Don
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Level One Charger Won't Charge
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Level One Charger Won't Charge

Not sure what's happening here, but problems with the 2012 OEM Panasonic EVSE's are pretty rare. If it's the original and hasn't been modified, it should be an 8 amp only unit and that shouldn't have been able to replace 15 miles of charge in only 45 minutes - The OEM 8 amp units are painfully s l o...
by Don
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Accessorizing on the cheap!
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Accessorizing on the cheap!

Never thought about updating the maps in either of our 2012's - Mostly because they are local cars for us and we never go more than 35 miles from home . . . . and I know those roads better than any map update! Sounds like you found a great car and at a really good price, which is pretty easy to do i...
by Don
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps
Replies: 6
Views: 4562

Re: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps

. . . . but, there are still zero 14 inch options for LRR tires, which is what most EV drivers would be looking for. Also, I would imagine it's pretty hard to find same brand, same model tires in the front and rear sizes (which would be important to me) especially when you have to source them from d...
by Don
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps
Replies: 6
Views: 4562

Re: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps

If the 14” conversion is an option for you, I recommend it. Lots more tire options. And rims are a dime a dozen. That kinda, sorta flies in the face of reality. I drove a Miata for 20 years which came with 14" tires and eventually *most* owners had to upgrade to 15" wheels because the cho...
by Don
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: New Replacement Traction Battery - Changes in Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: New Replacement Traction Battery - Changes in Construction

Do we know for sure that the replacement batteries Mitsu is installing under warranty are actually 'new'?? Do we know for sure that they contain the newer LEV50N cells?? Has anybody (so far) actually opened one up to see what's inside? The battery warranty is for 10 years - If you get 9 years out of...

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